Saunders County 4-H Smore

August 11, 2017

In this week's Smore...

  1. Thank You
  2. 2017 SCF (Saunders County Fair) Results
  3. Clover Crew
  4. Premier Science Award
  5. SCF Static State Fair Qualifiers Letter
  6. Nebraska State Fair Information
  7. AKSARBEN Entry
  8. Shooting Sports Instructor Survey
  9. Volunteers Needed for State Fair Fashion Show
  10. Statewide 4-H Opportunities
  11. Calendar
  12. Other Opportunities

Thank you!!

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication for making the 2017 Saunders County Fair a success! We wouldn't be able to do it without the Saunders County Ag Society, our superintendents, judges, volunteers, parents and even our awesome youth! We hope you all had a great fair as well!
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Premier Science Award - State Fair Static Exhibits

If you plan on trying to put together a Premier Science award application for your State Fair static exhibit, please contact Melisa or Allison and let them know before Thursday, August 18, 2017! We need to know prior to so that we can have a entry tag for the application.

Nebraska State Fair


Livestock Exhibitors: Make sure you follow and complete the health requirements for entry into the Nebraska State Fair!

They are found here (See under 2017 Health Requirements) :

Static Exhibits:

Please See below letter for information on State Fair Static Exhibits.

Saunders County Static State Fair Qualifiers Letter

Letter will be mailed out to all State Fair eligible static participants! Includes drop off time at office.

2017 Aksarben Entry Process

The 2017 AKSARBEN Entry process will be an online entry process.

The online entry process will require parent contact information and verification of 4-H member information. Payment will be processed via credit or debit card prior to leaving the entry page. Each family will be able to create a unique password to ensure security of information.

Complete login and entry instructions will be posted on the website.

Other important dates to remember:

  • August 31 : All entries for the AKSARBEN Stock Show are due online.
  • Sept 1 - Sept 7 : Entries accepted at 2x's published fee
  • Sept 8 - Sept 14 :Entries accepted at 3x's published fee
  • September 23-24 - AKSARBEN Horse Show in Grand Island, NE at Thompson Arena / NE State Fair Grounds.
  • September 28-October 1 - AKSARBEN Stock Show in Grand Island, NE at Fonner Park / NE State Fair Grounds.

Shooting Sports Instructor Annual Report

Any shooting sports instructor is asked to complete the statewide online shooting sports report before OCTOBER 15, 2017!

Please note effective October 1, 2017 - All instructors must teach youth or assist in instruction of youth, a minimum of four hours in their respective discipline every year. Instructors must also complete and submit their annual instructor report (on-line format) to the state coordinator to remain a certified instructor in their respective discipline.

Volunteers Needed for State Fair 4-H Fashion Show

The Fashion Show is Monday, September 4 at the Heartland Event Center, State Fairgrounds, Grand Island. We need assistance in three areas: 1) Registration, 2) Hostesses, and 3) Tabulation.

For the 4-H Fashion Show, which again this year includes both garments constructed and garments purchased, those helping with registration and as a hostess will need to be present by 7:30 a.m., while those helping with tabulation will need to be present by 8:45 a.m. Registration helpers will be finished by 9:15 a.m., while those helping as a hostess and in tabulation should be done by 12 noon.

Let us know if you are interested in helping out!

Saunders County Extension

Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.